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Gameday 37: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies

Arizona Diamondbacks (15-18) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-23)

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Starting Pitchers:

PHI: Chad Billingsley, RHP (0-2, 9.00)
vs.
ARI: Chase Anderson, RHP (0-1, 2.97)

Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN
Weather: Clear, 68 degrees
Media: Twitter and Facebook

Yesterday’s recap:

After stringing two wins together, the Phillies took the split in stride as they beat the Pirates in the final game, 4-2.  Aaron Harang went 8.0 innings with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts, giving up no earned runs.

Ken Giles pitched .1 innings in the 9th, and after giving up 2 runs the Phillies went with the Phillies all-time save leader, Jonathan Papelbon, to close out the game and leave the final score 4-2 in favor of the Phillies.

A Note for Tonight:

Maikel Franco will get his first start for the year at third base tonight after being called up from Triple-A.

Chad Billingsley will make his third start of the year after posting a 9.00 ERA to start the season.  Billingsley has given up 16 hits, allowing 10 earned runs over 10.0 innings.

The bats looked alive last night as the Phillies posted 11 hits, with Ryan Howard hitting his 7th home run of the season, as they look to continue that success against Chase Anderson for the Diamondbacks.

The Phillies are 6-0-1 over the last 7 series’ against the Diamondbacks.

The Phillies kick off the series against the Diamondbacks at 7:05 EST.

Lineup:

Revere CF, Galvis SS, Sizemore RF,  Howard 1B, Franco 3B, Utley 2B, Herrera CF, Ruiz C, Billingsley RHP

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